One of the advantages of installing an ADT home security system in Wichita Falls is that you can sync it with home automation. Smart thermostats will make your living space the ideal temperature and eco-friendly. Smart locks allow you to remote control your doorways. And you won’t forget that you left the garage door up again with an automated garage door sensor.
However, as powerful as these gadgets are by themselves, they can have an even larger impact when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 life-changing home automation ideas for Wichita Falls that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Put Your Home To Bed
Your nighttime habits has become routine: turn off the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and prep your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to see that you neglected to lock the side door or left the kitchen light burning? And once you fail to do one part of your bedtime checklist, it's easy to overlook it the next night, as well. Then before you know it, your missed checklist becomes a habit.
But you can make sure that your home is prepared for bed every evening when you automate your nighttime routine. Through your Wichita Falls home security system, you can craft a scene that sets all your devices without you going around the house. With a press of a button, you can secure the doors, shut off the lights, change the thermostat, and arm your security devices. Or don't agonize about not remembering to touch a button. Program your automation to trigger at a predetermined time -- such as 10pm.
Home Automation Idea #2: Go On The Defensive When You Leave For Work
Along with a bedtime routine, you can designate your automation routines to activate when your house is vacant. With your ADT Control smartphone app, you can set your house on defense through one button tap. Now you can ensure that every entryway is secured, every light is no longer on, the alarms are armed, and your cameras are on watch. You can even batten down the garage door via the app if you accidentally left it wide open.
You don't need to keep your living space on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for returning family or service folk through the smartphone app. Or set your home on guard without even looking at your phone. By installing a geofence around your house, your system arms every time you roll down the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms switch off, and your doors unlock when you come up to the house.
Home Automation Idea #3: Match Moods For Watching TV And Everything Else
Departing the house and going to bed may be just one setting on your home automation system. You can also create atmospheres for all types of moods. Tweak the lights just a smidge while lowering your motorized blinds for the ultimate movie watching experience. Light a dimly lit path from your bed to the fridge for a midnight snack.
You can devise a "party" setting that seamlessly dims the lights and temperature to account for the increased body heat. Then when a new visitor comes to your door, you can ask them to come on in via your doorbell camera. You can even set music and smart lights to come on with your ADT Control app. And if you find you want another cutting-edge piece of smart technology, you can seamlessly sync it to your existing network.
Home Automation Idea #4: Get Updates To Your Smartphone
Always keep abreast of what's going down in your home with automated updates delivered to your mobile device. Any time a motion sensor on a surveillance camera sense unwanted activity, you'll hear about it with a text or push notification. Fire and safety sensors will trigger an alert so that you'll never return home to an undiscovered situation. Or have your smart locks ping you when your kids arrive home from the bus. Once you get a notification, you can judge how to respond.
Speak with anyone at your front door through the doorbell cameras to tell them where to leave a delivery. See through your smart cameras to judge if the strange motion is worth a phone call to the authorities. Or remotely trigger lights and music to scare away any suspicious trespasser.
Home Automation Idea #5: Be Safe During A Fire
While your home automation system can make you feel safe and secure, they will assist in a fire or other hazardous situations. Should your smoke detectors find intense heat, your home can dive into action! Set the furnace fan to automatically power on and vent hazardous smoke. Then have it turn on all your smart lights to light the way out, and unlock all the doors for emergency responders.
In fact, you can program automated reactions to any emergency events. Power on all the lights when a glass break sensor chimes. Blare your high decibel sirens when the 2-button medical alert is pushed. Or get video segments sent to your phone when your smart locks trip. Almost all of your tech can be interconnected to work together in any way you think will help protect your home and loved ones.